CC-M-20.119-121″ Are We Krsna’s Competitors ” New York, November 24, 1966
779) Whether I know what Guru Sadhu and Sastra are! Taught by Srila prabhupada!
————————– One who is too much talkative, that means he’s lacking in devotion. He should simply talk about Krishna, nothing more. And when he, when one is actually absorbed in Krishna thought, he cannot talk nonsense. He has no time. He does not waste time. So these are the qualities. Here, he’s called sadhu. Sadhu means these are the qualifications. Of course, not that we may develop all these qualities immediately, but sadhu means this. Sadhu means, what is called, pious man. These are the qualities of pious man, sadhu. And sastra. Sastra means the scripture. By study of scripture, you can develop these qualities. That is called scripture. That is authorized scripture. Just like you study some book, and you develop some quality after reading that book, similarly, when you actually have scripture, then you develop all these qualities. And guru, spiritual master, means who teaches you all these things. —————————